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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of potentially hazardous driving conditions as storms bring rain and snow along with frigid temperatures to New Mexico.
The National Weather Service said a quick-moving system would bring rain and mountain showers to northwestern and west-central New Mexico into Friday evening and possibly drop a few inches of new snow.
A winter storm watch issued by the weather service says an arctic airmass and strong storm system then will bring significant snowfall, strong winds and “bitter cold temperatures” accumulations to northern and central New Mexico Saturday night through Monday morning.
Forecasters say they expected Albuquerque to get 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of snow Saturday night through Sunday night.
According to forecasters, “travel could become difficult and visibilities reduced due to blowing snow.”